Oppo has just released the Oppo F3, dubbed as the Selfie Expert, in Pakistan. We spent some time using the new camera phone at the launch event to get an idea of how the F3 differentiates from the Oppo F3 Plus released back in March.
Oppo F3 has a 5.5 inch full HD display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on top for better protection. The octa-core processor is accompanied by a 4GB RAM and an inbuilt storage of 64GB expandable up to 128GB by an SD card. The device runs an older Android Marshmallow 6.0 and has a 3,200 mAh battery.
Under the hood is an octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor with a Mali-T860MP2 for smooth graphic performance. With the release of this phone, Oppo has once again focused on the selfie nature of its camera phone with the introduction of a dual selfie camera. The regular lens is a 16MP one with an aperture of f/2.0 while the secondary one is a wide-angle 8MP lens. The selfie camera even has a Bokeh mode which focuses on a certain point while blurring out the rest.
The rear camera has a 13MP lens with a f/2.2 aperture and Phase Detection Auto Focus along with a LED flash. The camera has several modes such as Panorama and Beautify 4.0. You can change the frame size from rectangle to square to full screen before taking the photo while the aspect ratio can also be changed afterward.
Other options like the Self-Timer and Touch to Capture offer added accessibility. Clicking on a certain point of the frame can change the whole tone of the photo, altering exposure levels automatically. Numerous filters also help to edit photos providing you a wide range of different color and detail option in images.
Another thing you expect but do not find on the Oppo F3 is the six string antenna which promised better connectivity on the F3 Plus. A feature that has been well received by users is the inclusion of a triple tray slot, which has the capacity of housing two SIMs and an SD card. We expected Oppo to move to the USB Type-C but the brand is still stuck with the microUSB 2.0 for data transfer.